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Irish Influence on Medieval Welsh Literature$
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Patrick Sims-Williams

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199588657

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588657.001.0001

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The Irish Elements in Culhwch and Olwen

The Irish Elements in Culhwch and Olwen

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(p.134) 6 The Irish Elements in Culhwch and Olwen
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Irish Influence on Medieval Welsh Literature
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Patrick Sims‐Williams

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588657.003.0006

This chapter discusses Irish personal names and place‐names in Culhwch and Olwen and what they meant to the author in terms of Irish literature, e.g. Esgair Oerfel, Seisgeann Uairbheóil, the ‘five fifths of Ireland’, Diwrnach, Cai, Llenlleawg, Caledfwlch, Conchobar mac Nesa, Cú Roí mac Dáiri, Fergus mac Róich, Lóegaire Búadach, Conall Cernach, Maelwys mab Baedan, Scilti scawntroet, Gilla goeshydd, Garselit gwyddel, Brys fab bryssethach. Use of Annals, floating lists, and sheer invention is suggested. Some comparison is made with narrative themes in the areithiau, Cathcharpat Serda, Fled Bricrend, Widsith, Cath Maige Tuired and Rigomer.

Keywords:   Culhwch and Olwen, Esgair Oerfel, Seisgeann Uairbheóil, ‘five fifths of Ireland’, Diwrnach, Cai, Llenlleawg, Caledfwlch, Conchobar mac Nesa, Cú Roí mac Dáiri, Fergus mac Róich, Lóegaire Búadach, Conall Cernach, Maelwys mab Baedan, Scilti scawntroet, Gilla goeshydd, Garselit gwyddel, Brys fab bryssethach, Annals, areithiau, Cathcharpat Serda, Fled Bricrend, Widsith, Cath Maige Tuired, Rigomer

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